Depression Counseling in Kensington CA.


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Depression Therapist

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

Depression can set in when our emotions or negative thought patterns become overwhelming and too much to hold. Pain or hardship often is too much to hold alone. With my help, we can start to open to emotion, bring a wise awareness to thought patterns, and to find aliveness again. If we can make friends with our emotions, stop fighting them, and to recognize their purpose in regulating the nervous system or showing us what matters to us, tremendous resilience can be found on the other side.

Depression Therapist

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

I want to help you feel better, in a way that is deep rooted and lasting. When suffering from depression, it's difficult to believe that your outlook or life will ever improve. While the hopelessness you may feel is all too real, the bleakness of the future it points to is not. Whether your depression is long-standing or traceable to some recent situation, I believe a different reality is possible. I could not do this work if I didn't trust this to be true, or see evidence of it with others I've helped. My focus will be to help you find your own lost source of vision and contentment. Regarding medication, it's one option of many and not warranted in every case, but best discussed together.

Depression Therapist

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A.

Registered MFT Intern (#76155) & Registered PCC Intern (#351)

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

Frequently, the things we want or need to change serve a purpose for us. They become a part of our identity and while they can cause us distress, their removal from our lives threatens us at a deep level. We are constantly creating an identity for ourselves and the very idea of change represents a threat to that identity. I can help you work through your depression by getting you to focus more concretely on the issues and symptoms you face in a safe and supportive environment. Together we will process some of the various things contributing to your depression, and creatively collaborate on how you can use your internal strengths to change.

Depression Therapist

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

Anyone who has struggled with depression knows that relief can be hard to come by. I take a very pro-active and collaborative approach in working with clients facing depression. I help clients both work with and manage their depressive symptoms, as well as helping them access and work through the underlying causes of those symptoms. For example, I find that addressing the anger, grief or sadness that is oftentimes "underneath" the depression goes a tremendous way in beginning to shift the depression itself. When appropriate, I also work collaboratively with a client's physician to build treatment plans that include both medication and therapy, an often very effective combination.

Depression Therapist

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

Depression is part of life, and can motivate us to change. When it is longer term, and de-motivating, it is a sign that old assumptions are causing mischief. I view depression as a “submit” response to a perceived threat, where fight or flight is not available. Emotions like shame, hopelessness or helplessness subdue—like playing possum. The client and I use curiosity to root out what triggered the depression. Within the safety of our relationship, the client engages the mind, emotions and body sensation to discover old assumptions at play; inner critics or other strategies a young person may have created to make sense of a confusing and overwhelming world. We process what comes up, such as a mistaken sense of worthlessness. Real freedom comes from releasing such patterning.

Depression Therapist

Josh Stern, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

Depression can be a spectrum from annoyance to debilitating. Regardless of the degree, there is a way out. I've helped countless individuals find the joy in their lives and move away from their pain. Come sit with me and let's face your depression. Let's find out why it wants to hold you back and down and give you back the energy and control you deserve.

Depression Therapist

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

Depression (and anxiety) are normal responses to painful environments. Are finding it difficult to be motivated? Are you lower energy than you should be? Is it hard to get out of bed? Do you get irritable for no reason at times? If so, you may be suffering from depression. I attack depression from two angles. One strategy is using CBT strategies to help you manage some of your symptoms. I also use EMDR, attachment based psychotherapy, and body / nervous system informed strategies to help you transform some of the underlying brain mis-wiring that is there from your past. Don't find somebody that just stares at you and lets you continue to be depressed. Let's do something about this!

Depression Therapist

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

If you are reading this, and wondering if you might be depressed, you probably are. Even if one is used to it, depression sucks the life energy out of a person, dampening their ability to concentrate, to be creative or have hope for a good future. Depression is different from the blues, which may last just a day or two. Depression can be mild, moderate or severe, but left unchecked, it can become chronic. Please call or email me so I can help you to assess where you are right now in terms of the feelings that you are having that are holding you back from a meaningful, productive and happy life.

Depression Therapist

Natalie Jones, LPCC Lic#LPCC1528, PsyD.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

Everyone suffers from depression from time to time. However, I like to think of depression as occurring on a spectrum. Some people experience it more frequently and severely than others. My approach is to assess depression for the severity and it's origin to see how we can work together to manage your symptoms for you. I work with you to identify the triggers, the symptoms, as well as what helps to alleviate your distress.

Depression Therapist

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

Depression definitely has physiological components that are present because of our unique chemistry we come into the world with. But a more significant part of what causes depression is emotional problems. Our nervous system and our psyche's can be very sensitive to things that happen to us. So much so that we feel overwhelmed by these experiences. When this happen our psyche and our instinctual survival system will "depress" these feelings and experiences to try to protect us from the pain and overwhelm they can cause. This is why we have depression. So an important part of how I help you with your depression is by creating an environment where you can gently explore and heal the pains


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Depression in Kensington CA.

If you struggle with feeling alone, feel endlessly sad, or that just getting through the day is difficult, these may be indications that you could benefit from seeing a Kensington CA depression counselor. Finding joy in life again through depression counseling Kensington, CA is within reach. If you or someone you love in California needs help and is depressed, we hope you will contact one of our Kensington CA depression counselors for treatment and support. Kensington CA Counseling for depression. Help is available to you.

Welcome to our network of depression therapists in Kensington CA who are trained and experienced in counseling and treatment for depression. You are not on this journey alone, no matter how depressed, there is hope. Depression counseling Kensington, CA with a licensed psychotherapist or psychologist that specializes in depressive disorders in California can help you find new hope and healing for your life. Choose a Kensington CA depression counselor or psychologist below to begin your new journey of healing.